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 Post subject: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 01:59 GMT 
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Sheesh! Can't stop with this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhdMRu1e ... ata_player

I'm gonna walk across the desert 'til I'm in my right mind.
I won't even think about what I left behind
Nothing back there anyway I can call my own
Go back home, leave me alone
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

Ever since the British burned the White House down
There's a bleeding wound in the heart of town
I saw you drinking from an empty cup
I saw you buried, and I saw you dug up
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

Look down, Angel, from the skies
Help my weary soul to rise
I kissed your cheek, I dragged your plow
You broke my heart, I was your friend 'til now.
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

In the courtyard of the golden sun
You stand and fight, or you break and run
You went and lost your lovely head
For a drink of wine and a crust of bread
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

We looted and we plundered on distant shores
Why is my share not equal to yours?
Your father left you, your mother too
Even death has washed it's hands of you
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

This is hard country to stay alive in
Blades are everywhere, and they're breaking my skin
I'm armed to the hilt, and I'm struggling hard
You won't get out of here unscarred
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

You got too many lovers waiting at the wall
If I had a thousand tongues, I couldn't count them all
Yesterday, I could've thrown them all in the sea
Today, even one may be too much for me
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

Cakewalking baby, you could do no wrong
Put your arms around me, where they belong
I wanna take you on a roller coaster ride
Lay my hands all over ya, tie you to my side
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

I've got a heavy stacked woman with a smile on her face
And she has crowned my soul with grace
I'm still hurting from an arrow that pierced my chest
I'm gonna have to take my head and bury it between your breasts
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

Been dark all night, but now it's dawn
The moving finger is moving on
You can guard me while I sleep
Kiss away the tears I weep
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.

I love women, and she loves men
We've been to the West, and we're going back again
I heard a voice at the dusk of day
Saying, "Be gentle brother, be gentle and pray."
It's a long road, it's a long and narrow way
If I can't work up to you, you'll surely have to work down to me someday.


Right now I am a big fan of this!


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 02:00 GMT 

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sign me up! i want the button pin too .. AND the bumpersticker. ty!


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 02:09 GMT 
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sign me up for the presidency of the british zone. :D ill run it from the caribbean. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 02:18 GMT 
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I thought it was a bit long and directionless when I first heard it, but after a few spins it's become a favorite, as much for the way he sings it as anything else.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 02:27 GMT 
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Fantastic vocals and delivery, great lyrics, horny attitude, excellent accompaniment = awesome Dylan track! As I've said elsewhere, Keith and Mick would kill to come up with something like this today.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 02:36 GMT 

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Count me in.. this is the way bob should sing most songs.. just sayin.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 02:39 GMT 

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mjeff.. what bob SHOULD do in your opinion..and what he Does.. arent even on the same planet. Get over yourself. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 02:43 GMT 

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mjeff wrote:
Count me in.. this is the way bob should sing most songs.. just sayin.


It is He who doth sing this well. Meaning Bob.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 02:45 GMT 
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mjeff wrote:
Count me in.. this is the way bob should sing most songs.. just sayin.


Personally, I'd find it very boring if he sang most of his songs the same way.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 03:33 GMT 

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This song is going to bring the house down.!! A total Dance tune!! I crank this on as soon as i get in the jeep.. and it makes me smile so big. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 03:39 GMT 
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I like how honest or provocative it is. Back in the day Bob would get shit for this, such as Driftin' Too Far From the Shore or Sweetheart Like You, but people just love the old man croaking on this. I know I do! Kind of like Thunder on a Mountain turned up to 11.

I'm looking forward to hearing this in concert in the place of Thunder or Summer Days. I'm sure Bob will change up the arrangement too, it'd be great it if it became an inner monologue kind of song...like Cry a While or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 03:44 GMT 

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i agree with you goodnitesteve :)


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 03:50 GMT 
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smoke wrote:
I thought it was a bit long and directionless when I first heard it, but after a few spins it's become a favorite, as much for the way he sings it as anything else.


I like this song...but don't you think it would benefit greatly by some variance in the melody? I mean it doesn't change for the overly long 7 plus minutes. Musically, it reminds me of Someday Baby.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 03:52 GMT 
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wineman wrote:
smoke wrote:
I thought it was a bit long and directionless when I first heard it, but after a few spins it's become a favorite, as much for the way he sings it as anything else.


I like this song...but don't you think it would benefit greatly by some variance in the melody? I mean it doesn't change for the overly long 7 plus minutes. Musically, it reminds me of Someday Baby.


It could use a key change or a Duquesne Whistle-esque break.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 03:54 GMT 
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Yeah...something to break it up a bit. I think this will be a concert song, and with that, I'd be surprised if the melody doesn't change dramatically.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 03:56 GMT 
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Sign me up!


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 03:59 GMT 
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wineman wrote:
Yeah...something to break it up a bit. I think this will be a concert song, and with that, I'd be surprised if the melody doesn't change dramatically.


Yeah, well, I think most of these songs can and will change dramatically on stage. Most of them do.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 04:17 GMT 
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Great song.

Too bad about the accompaniment, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 05:35 GMT 
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Great song. But what is that first line? If it is 'my right mind', he really mumbles and stumbles through it, doesn't he?


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 06:32 GMT 

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One of my favourites, it gives Lonesome Day Blues nearly its run for the money. Love that crazy combination of slide guitars and -what do I hear- a violin ?
Fantastic stuff !


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 07:08 GMT 
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A ModBob masterpiece.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 08:27 GMT 

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dylankicks wrote:
As I've said elsewhere, Keith and Mick would kill to come up with something like this today.


Agreed, the first time I heard the song I thought the riff sounds like vintage Rolling Stones.
It's the best visceral Bob thrill since Lonesome Day Blues, it might have been even better by trimming a minute or so off the running time but I'm not complaining.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 08:55 GMT 

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Jeeps wrote:
Great song. But what is that first line? If it is 'my right mind', he really mumbles and stumbles through it, doesn't he?


I hear something like "in by my prime", but that's kind of a non sequitur and, thus, is probably incorrect. I do wish he'd done an overdub on this and a couple of other moments of incomprehensibility.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 08:58 GMT 
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Sing me up! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow Way Fan Club
PostPosted: Wed September 12th, 2012, 20:05 GMT 
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LionelM wrote:
Jeeps wrote:
Great song. But what is that first line? If it is 'my right mind', he really mumbles and stumbles through it, doesn't he?


I hear something like "in by my prime", but that's kind of a non sequitur and, thus, is probably incorrect. I do wish he'd done an overdub on this and a couple of other moments of incomprehensibility.


Yes, something like that. Actually to me it sounds like 'Rabari' or something. Is that a place?


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